The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of History and Art HistoryLanguages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the research groups Gender StudiesLiteratureMedia and PerformanceMedieval Culture and Musicology. 

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies, among others.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON. Several projects have already been launched in the context of the Creative Industry programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies

News

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11 October 2017
An interdisciplinary group of scholars got together to address emerging issues related to big data in a joint-effort
21 September 2017
Store chain HEMA has announced to discontinue sex indications in children's clothing: no more “boys” or “girls” departments, but simply “kids”.
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15 September 2017
Alumni magazine Illuster interviewed Geert Buelens together with Director of Het Literatuurhuis Michaël Stoker about the visibility of literature in the city.
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Events

Marco Caracciolo
18 October 2017 13:15 - 16:00
Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University) will speak about 'Narrative and the Nonhuman Turn'.
23 October 2017 12:00 - 13:00
The Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies organises a lunch meeting each block. This time Nike Stam will present her research on bilingualism in medieval Ireland.
24 October 2017 10:30 - 11:45
On 24 October Katrin Zapp will defend her PhD thesis on the way children in the age of 10-12 use and perceive colour in paintings.
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